Saving money is the first step to true financial freedom. You cannot live life financially free if you need to borrow money often or are creating more debt than you can pay off. The problem so many families have, is finding a way to save that works for them. There are so many different methods, and it sometimes takes learning the tips and tricks of the trade, trying, and failing a few times before you find a way to save as a family. If you’re in this together, you are more likely to succeed.
Good money management is the foundation of any successful family. You should always make withdrawals using money you already have, instead of money you haven’t earned yet. Most of us know the basics but putting good financial habits into practice is often a different story. Review several tips to help you overcome a family-wide financial emergency.
As daunting as the task may seem, building a family budget is important. Don’t complicate the task by trying to build a complicated spreadsheet, unless of course, you are an expert at this. Instead, old-fashioned paper and pencil can easily map the layout for your family budget. Below are five useful tips to help begin your family’s budgeting journey.
Being a parent and homeowner is not easy. Raising a family takes a lot of work and responsibility and keeping up with regular home maintenance and repairs can quickly take a backseat to child-rearing and daily tasks. Luckily, there are quite a few tools available to help, and they fit perfectly in your palm. Here are five apps every family should be using.
Children have the unique ability to re-ignite their parent’s excitement for Christmas all over again, as they dream of Santa’s visit and jump at the thought of presents under the tree. However, with so much “want” kids experience this time of year, the concept of value and working for what you have can be lost on little ones. By having them save to buy their own gifts for friends and family, you can help re-instill those values at this special time of year. Some tips for teaching them ways to save on gifts are given below.
Opening a bank account for your child is an event that’s often overlooked, but it’s important to help tomorrow’s leaders learn how to manage their money and finances well.
Developing good money habits early on will keep them on the right path in the future.
Knowing when and where to open a child’s bank account puts them on the road to lifelong financial success. Here are a few tips when looking to get your child’s first bank account started.
There’s much discussion about teaching kids to be financially responsible but what about credit responsibility?
There comes a time in every parent’s life when they have to explain credit cards to kids. While this may seem like something you don’t really desire to explain, it’s necessary.
Credit matters more than just the plastic cards you carry in your wallet or purse. It’s time to start explaining credit cards to kids so that they know the true impact of using such a plastic item.